2008 Mazda6 (Euro version)

2008 Mazda6 kicks Toyota Camrys backside
2008 Mazda6

You know, Mazda has always tried, but has never quite achieved its goal of becoming an automotive design rock-star. But now, it seems that the company has finally found its own voice. Perhaps, a part of their success could be attributed to the current trend of introducing cars that, like plastic mannequins in a department store, look all the same, deliberately lacking their own faces. Still, the Euro-spec 2008 Mazda6 is a nice car.

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2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 performance hatchback

2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 performance hatchback
2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed3

First presented at the 2006 New York International Auto Show, the car will go on sale in a couple of months. The Japanese carmaker has recently announced that prices for the new 250 hp 2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 5-door hatchback will start from as low as $22,800. Compared to the standard 3-series, the sportier version features more rigid body and a retuned suspension that keeps the closer to the road.

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2006 Mazda RX-8 PZ by Prodrive

2006 Mazda RX-8 PZ by Prodrive
2006 Mazda RX-8 PZ Prodrive

The Japanese brand has teamed with the British Prodrive tuning specialist to build a limited edition of its highly successful Mazda RX-8 performance coupe. Although the special edition version of the car is still going to be produced by hundreds, there is still a good chance that the 2006 Mazda RX-8 PZ by Prodrive will be much better at retaining its value compared to a ‘normal’ coupe.

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2007 Mazda CX-9 Crossover SUV

2007 Mazda CX-9 Crossover SUV
2007 Mazda CX-9 Crossover SUV

The 2007 Mazda CX-9 crossover SUV, the one that will replace the popular Mazda MPV people hauler on the North American and Australian markets (as you may have heard, starting this model year, the MPV is discontinued not only in North America, but also in Europe where people, too, start to think that a minivan is not sexy enough to compete with a crossover SUV), will be officially unveiled at the upcoming 2006 New York International Auto Show.

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